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  1. MidTN

    New Member

    Just starting out and wanted to say thanks for having me.
  2. I am Domenico from little country Belgium. I'm a beach hunter, and have been reading this forum for ages....I decided to sign in to share my beach hunting experiences (since 1994), and especially because I'm enjoying my new equinox 800....It pays off on €-coins and jewelry... I am more interested in metal detectors than in finds, but with this Equinox, I'm in Paradise... See you on the forum !
  3. I'm John and I live in Windsor, ON. I had just returned from a trip to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. After poking around in some of the the many 1800's stone foundations found there, I became very interested in detecting again after lightly exploring it during my youth. Given the island's history and location, I'm sure that there is a wealth of undiscovered booty to be had there still. I'm very glad to have found this site and it's wealth of good information. I eagerly look forward to learning all I can from everyone here.
  4. Hi, I'm new here and starting to get addicted to the hobby. Just to introduce myself a little, I’m from El Paso, Tx. So I can literally see the First Texas products factory from my back yard. With that being said my first real metal detector I am very strongly leaning towards buying a Teknetics. Mainly due to good reviews and such a low price. But I am stuck in which to choose. The two options I’m looking at is the T2+ or the G2+. I do plan on mostly be in the hunt for nuggets and I’ve heard that the G2+ is the go to for gold but that the T2+ is also a prospecting machine and has twice the depth but has more chatter. Any opinions as to which would be better? And has anyone any experience chasing nuggets with either of these machines?
  5. Propjob


    Hey all! Old time detectorist from the Strafford Cnty Area New Hampshire and Seacoast. Own the Nox 800, Explorer XS, Garrett GTI1500. Member of Ring Finders. Retired and am a business mentor . Bought the new 800 to start and analyze a new business idea, and have gotten somewhat used to it, would like to hook up with somebody to be more competent with Beach hunting and some of the quirks of this machine as well as my explorer. I am an electronics RF engineer in my past life and hope to use some of this knowledge in understanding more about detectors. Hello to all and look forward to your experiences....JIM
  6. This line of questioning doesn't fit any of the forums. I'm interested to know who is involved -- present and/or past -- in any capacity whatsoever, with commercial gold mining operations? There are many aspects of mining commercially that I hold zero awareness of and wish to change that. Commercial mining fascinates me and sometimes consumes my mind. More like all the time. So, I simply would like to know who's who on this forum: Who is into gold prospecting and mining recreationally only? Who is into it for commercial purposes and/or has a business as a commercial miner, thus into it for the financial ROI not just pleasure? This is curiosity mostly, but also wish to know who's who so that I can follow everything provided by them and learn before asking any questions/ avoiding asking stupid questions. And for personal and business interests also (would find it rewarding personally to serve/ do business with or work in the mining industry).
  7. I would like to thank Steve for putting together such a great forum. I came across it a few month back on accident while doing some research. I ended up reading a post by Steve that I was blown away by and started looking up some of his other posts. Steve tells it like it is and his knowledge is incredible. Then I started coming across other posts from other people and I knew this was a place I want to be. In my personal opinion this is the best forum, I love the layout and the great conversations by a lot of knowledgeable people. Thank you Steve for having such a great place for all of us to discuss metal detecting!
  8. Hello to you all, Have been detecting for about 4 years/450 hours. In the spring of 2017 I decided it was time for me to upgrade. Since then I pondered 3/4 detectors of different makes/models. After more than a year of watching and reading detectortests on the web, today I finally made my choice. Thanks to Steve's posts and the videos of "Calabash Digger" and this forum I've ordered today a Minelab Equinox 800 and registered an account on DetectorProspector.com. Hope we all will be members of the "Minelab Equinox Fan Club" for a long time! Greetings to all from a Dutchman, living in Belgium. Bob'ke
  9. Hello everyone! My name is Mark and I've been metal detecting on and off since 2007. My first detector was an Ace 250 and I used it at the local parks and found a ton of pull tabs and clad. This little detector gave me the itch! A year or so later I bought a Minelab Explorer SE and found my first silver in the ground, a war nickel. That same year I found my first half dollar a clad JFK. I used that detector for a few years but never found much because I never did research and I was afraid to ask permission to hunt on peoples property. So I put the detector away for years. A couple years ago I got the itch again from watching metal detecting videos on YouTube so I bought a Minelab CTX3030. I still had the Explorer SE and mentioned to my girlfriend if she wanted to try detecting. She used the Explorer SE and we went to the local parks and started to find things. She was hooked! In fact, I created a metal detecting monster! She wanted to detect all the time and asked a ton of people she knows for permission.... and she got permission from everyone she asked! I then started to do research and we started to find good things! For her birthday her 2 boys and I chipped in and bought her an Equinox 600. She loves it! I tried it out and really liked it a lot. The weight was less than the CTX and I was starting to have shoulder problems so I bought an Equinox 800. Boy do I love that machine! So far we have found a silver charm bracelet, some junk jewellery, a silver class ring, over 50 wheat pennies, a Grand Hotel skeleton key for room 156, a crotal bell, mercury dimes, a Barber dime, 2 Barber quarters, a walking liberty half dollar, silver Washington quarters, silver roseys, a ton of clad and zinc pennies, fistfuls of square nails, and a huge amount of junk. Looking forward to finding lots more once this heat wave stops! Oh I forgot to mention my 2 oldest coins I found this year! A 1848 large cent and an 1826 large cent! I found another large cent but it was so worn all I could make out was some of the stars.
  10. Hi all! My name is Julie and I am new to the forum. I am so happy to be here to make friends with you guys. Julie, my company Tonkin-Travel: Vietnam Travel Agency: https://www.tonkin-travel.com/
  11. Ive frequented this forum many times, especially to view fellow lovers of the foxy-noxy dribble over their new machine. Im addicted to detecting now, thanks to the many great finds ive had in only 5 weeks use. My list to date: 3 silver coins (1872 Brit/1828 and a shilling) 8 musket balls 18 1900 and 1800 pennies I ring (medieval i think) A bronze animal figure oh and lots of foil, ring pulls and other junk, which has helped me suss out the wheat from the trash via the VDI numbers. My fave setting so far is: Park 2 - Discrimination 1 - Recovery 4 - sensitivity 18-20 Hope to bounce some ideas around and learn from you all. Especially the king of the Nox and tester - (Steve H) LOL. CHEERS ALL. Andy (UK)
  12. Greetings ... I'm in Alaska, and a new member as of just now. But have been coming to this site for several years to read/ study and learn from others; and have gained much knowledge in the process. I have done the basics for 12+ years -- panning, sluicing, and sniping for gold -- most of the time with my wife, whose passion shifted to detecting instead. Well, she influenced me to give it a go and I am now hooked! There is just no greater joy outdoors than swinging a detector and digging! But am still in the process of mastering the science of it. We own a Gold Bug 2 (6.5 inch coil), Garrett ATX (with 3 coils including the deepseeker and closed coils), and 2 pinpointers (Garrett Pro-Pointer AT; White's Bullseye TRX). It's a true honor to be among the folks on this site, particularly you Steve.
  13. Hello All, I have been a lurker on here for sometime. I am not extremely experienced in metal detecting, But I do want to learn more. I currently have a Tesoro Compadre but am looking to get another detector soon if I can make up my mind on which one ?‍♂️
  14. My name is Mike Haer. I have been metal detecting for about 23 years now and I can't get enough. I consider myself a relic hunter but I will also hunt houses, parks and in the summer I like doing some beach and water hunting. Someday I hope to get into some gold hunting. I write articles on metal detecting and also do reviews. I also have a metal detecting podcast, episodes are live every Monday night at 8 p.m. https://www.spreaker.com/user/allmetalmode
  15. Hi all, I'm Ray in California. Just got interested in doing prospecting for recreation and enjoying the great outdoors. Not expecting to get rich, just thought it would be really cool for my wife and i to find some gold nuggets while we are camping anywhere near possible gold country. Looks like i found the right place with like minded folks that know a lot more than i do about it. I bought a starter pan kit and practiced a little on our last trip to Sequoia. Still have to master that, but i started thinking my chances would be better using a detector to narrow my digging areas. Happy Hunting!
  16. Just registered but have been browsing these forums for quite a while and it has helped me a lot. Only started detecting a year ago with a Garrett Euroace and I've really enjoyed my new hobby. Just recently decided to upgrade and I've ordered an Equinox 800. I'm looking forward to it arriving and then putting into practice what I've learned here. Many thanks for all the helpful information that you've all took the time to post.
  17. Al F


    Howdy..... I've just started detecting a couple of weeks ago with an Equinox 600 and am still learning the howtos $ wherefores....I am from Gardena California, retired and would appreciate any suggestions and help....I'm also looking for someone to partner up with who also likes "diggin".....thanks ...Al F
  18. Hello, my name is J.J. Im waiting for my first detector to arrive in mail. Garrett AT MAX. Im super excited and would realky like to meet some people to show me the ropes and make some friends. Live near Pittsburgh Zoo. Id love some help. Jacksonpgh824@gmail.Com
  19. Hi , everyone ,, koopdog here, thanks for the add. I prospect for gold mostly and have found around 40 grammes, both by using a sluice in my creek and with a detector. I am currently using a Minelab SDC2300, and also own a Nokta Fors CoRe . I aim to learn tips and hints from more experienced hunters. Cheers .
  20. Hi steve and other members. I just joined this forum and would like to introduce myself. My name is Dale I live and prospect in Australia. I have been prospecting for 16 years and have been a full time prospector for the last 6 years. I also love treasure hunting and go to europe every second year to look for ancient coins and treasure, and also enjoy searching for treasure in Australia although there are no pre euopean settlement metallic artifacts. I look forward to sharing my experience's with the members of this forum. Best regards Gold Hound Dale
  21. Hi gyes , I’m new member in the forum and from one month I’m owner of Equinox 800 . I reading your post with interest . Mr. Steve Herschbach gives us priceless advices and everybody who own equinox too .I work with NOX almost every day in fields and woods. I finded few ancient coins . Great mashine , but need a lot of hours work . My program is field 1 , multy IQ , recovery speed 4 , iron bias 4 , 5 tones , all metal . I prefer all metal because I dont want to miss nothing in old woods and fields .
  22. Hello, i am from Austria (Europe) my name is Siegfried and i am 42 years old (sorry form y English) . Since 4 weeks i own the Equinox800 an 600, i hunt together wiht my son he ist 14 years old. We love the Equinox it is a first rate detector for us, we hunt mainly for coins. Findings from last week. Steve it is a great forum! Regards Siegfried
  23. My first post after reading this fine forum's Nox thread a while.I've been an FBS user for over a decade with an Explorer II and a CTX,but at 68 I had to find a lighter unit for my shoulders sake.Got my 600 on Sat.,charged it and paired up my new avantree wireless and Sun. I went out to NYC park that has been a silver mine.I have found 569 silver coins here and my buds hundreds more since we have stumbled on to this park in 2009 however the silver has been drying up and my last 5 hunts have been skunks.I kept 600 settings in default park 1,only changing to 50 tone.My initial impression is it's a pleasure to swing such a light machine and i could go all day with no pain.It is really fast and being familiar with how numbers can bounce on Minelabs,I was able to call every coin before I dug it as a penny,dime,quarter.No deepies that I had missed before but I took it to the trashiest sites there( and NYC parks are the worst),I spot that I have pounded even with my 6" CTX coil,I managed to pop out a 47 Rosie(this a very eroded spot) at 1" and 08 Barber dime at 4"So far so good with the Nox.I will try other pounded parks in future hunts and see how it does but for $600 this thing seems like a real bargain.HH
  24. New to this site and like what I've read and how folks respond to one another. Bought my first machine at 13 in 1973 from Roy Lagal with steer sale money. It was a Garrett Ghostowner beep and dig with a strength & battery test meter. I found enough silver to buy my second machine in 81', a Garrett Deepseeker ADS, I still own the Ghostowner. Didn't detect from 83' to 2013 and boy don't I regret it. Fewer restrictions and I was East of the Mississippi 8+ of those yrs from 83-91. In 2008, after 26yrs in the Army & Coast Guard, I retired and 5 yrs later opened a box containing my Ghostowner. The new technology after 40 yrs and this thing called a pinpointer is amazing. It's been a blast rediscovering our hobby for the past 4+ yrs. I met Tiftaaft at a club hunt last year and even though we live a few hours away from each other we try to hunt together a couple times per month. Look fwd to learning my newest Minelab (800) which should be here Monday or Tues. May you find time to enjoy our hobby and dig or scoop a little silver and gold along the way.
  25. I have been detecting for over 30 years. Started out with a Whites 3000-D & after using multiple Whites products, I steered towards Minelab & they has been in my arsenal ever since. I have been a long time Minelab user, from the Explorer, E-Trac, CTX & soon to be the Equinox, just waiting for my order to be shipped). It will be real enjoyable not to have to use a harness like I did with the CTX. I noticed when I was looking for a more detailed explanation/answer about a detectors settings, how, what, where, when, why, or just general knowledge, I always seemed to end up on this site. Don't know why it took so long to join, but here I am & I hope I can contribute in the future. Happy Hunting Don
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